The city of San Francisco spent far more per resident on basic city service than any other large city in California. If it reduced its spending to the average, the city would save $360 million. San Francisco spen enought on its health department to send evey low-income resident to a health maintenance organization plus give them $1000 in cash every year. With tree toppers who start at $43,000 ad the mayor who makes $139,000, San francisco's wages far exceed those of other government employees in the San Francisco Bay Area-by enough to cost the city $100 million a year. The number of city workers making more than $100,000 has swollen nearly 2000 percent in five years, jumpig from 10 to 200.